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You may visit your pet after a surgical procedure which requires extended hospitalization. If your pet will be returning home the same day we kindly request that you wait for your pet to be ready to go home before arriving to the clinic. This allows us to closely monitor your pet during the recovery period and thus ensuring his/her readiness to return home after a procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
This section is meant to offer basic information about common symptoms. It in NO WAY replaces a consultation by a veterinarian and should only be used as a general guideline.
Animals, like people can have allergic reactions. When an animal is in an allergic state his/her immune system is reacting to an allergen. Some common allergens are pollen, food, fleas or dust mites. This reaction produces an immunological response such as itching, sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, etc.
If your pet is showing symptoms which you think may be related to allergies there are tests and treatments available at Cabinet Vétérinaire.
Lyme disease is a tick transmitted bacterial infection which can cause different symptoms. Some symptoms may include joint pain, anorexia and lethargy. You should check your pets body frequently for any attached ticks and remove them right away. The best way to prevent this disease is to avoid tick infestations and to vaccinate. There is a vaccine available for Lyme disease at Cabinet Vétérinaire.
It is especially important to note that Switzerland experienced a warmer than normal winter which can lead to a greater tick population in the summer months.
Diarrhea is a symptom of a problem rather than a disease. There are many things that can cause diarrhea such as diet,
parasites, virus or bacteria. Diarrhea often requires a consultation by your veterinarian to make a proper diagnosis.
The following questions may help you determine if your pet requires veterinary care:
- Is the diarrhea accompanied by vomiting and/or lack of appetite?
- Is the diarrhea present for more then two days?
- Is your pet's abdomen sensitive to touch?
- Does your animal seem dehydrated?
- Is your animal calmer then usual?
- Does your animal have fever?
- Could your pet have ingested something toxic (plants, chocolate, medication etc.)?
- Is your pet elderly?
- Does your pet have any preexisting medical conditions?
Answering yes to any of these questions warrants a visit to Cabinet Vétérinaire.
Like diarrhea, vomiting is a symptom of a problem rather than a disease. If your pet is vomiting and the vomiting is accompanied by any of the following, it is important that you contact Cabinet Vétérinaire to schedule an appointment so that a proper diagnosis and treatment can be administered.
- Vomiting present for more then two days?
- Excessive vomiting
- Bloody vomit
- High fever
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
If you notice your pet is "scooting" or "dragging" his/her bottom across the floor, grass or your favorite rug, this is most likely due to bothersome anal glands. These glands or sacs can become inflamed, infected or impacted. If your pet is exhibiting this "scooting" behavior please contact the office for a consultation. There are other possible causes for this behavior such as perianal tumor, diarrhea or parasites which should be ruled out as well. It is important that you bring your pet in for a diagnosis and proper treatment.
When to Call for Emergency Care
Should your pet require urgent medical attention outside of normal office hours, please leave a message on our emergency phone line and a member of the staff will return your call right away. Be sure that your return phone number is not "blocked" and that your phone line is available after leaving your message; if your phone number is "blocked" or your line is not available, it will be impossible for the doctor to return your call.
Should you need to schedule an appointment or you have a non-urgent question please call the office during regular business hours.
Listed below are related service providers. Cabinet Vétérinaire in no way endorses these service providers but merely offers this list for your convenience.
Dog walkers http://www.monabsence.ch/
Pet Portraits http://artpaw.com/index.html
Pet Loss http://www.tierschutz.ch
Pet Loss http://www.petsremembrance.com/
Pet Relocation http://www.rextransport.com/rexclub/index.php?&sel_lang=english